November 07, 2011 09:13 PM by Veronica Dudo
On tonight’s episode of NBC’s singing competition, The Sing-Off, the top six groups perform classic-rock tunes and country hits. The show began with all six groups coming together on stage to sing “Wake Up” by Arcade Fire. Tonight, the groups are rocking out and going country! Keep reading to find out what songs the groups decide to sing!
The reality singing competition showcases a variety of groups all vying for a $200,000 prize and a Sony Music recording contract. Host, Nick Lachey announced that the top six groups will be singing two songs tonight and the judges will vote off one of the singing ensembles. The three expert judges critiquing the singers and offering advice are all from the music industry: Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman and Sara Bareilles.
First up was Pentatonix from Arlington, Texas, a five member group that has a modern style and draws influences from several eclectic electro genres. They decided to sing “Born To Be Wild” for their rock song. The judges said their performance was amazing. Later, they chose “Stuck Like Glue” as their country song. The judges said the group’s performance was great, the lead had a lot of quality and the bass playing was really good.
Dartmouth Aires from Hanover, N.H. is Dartmouth College’s oldest a cappella group and includes 15 fun loving, high energy guys. They chose to sing “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” The judges said the group gave a fun performance and added their own flare. Later, for their country song they sing “Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy.” The judges said their performance was great entertainment and good country fun.
From Howard University in Washington, D.C., the fun-loving Jazz/Pop a cappella ensemble Afro-Blue sang “American Girl.” The judges said they felt that the group had been intimidated by the genre however their performance reflected their fun energy. Later, they sang “Need You Now” as their country song. The judges said their performance was emotional and fantastic.
With contestants from the previous two seasons, the all girls group, Delilah took the stage. They choose to sing “Dream On” for their rock song. The judges said the group’s performance was good from beginning to end, but it wasn’t their favorite performance from the group. Later, they sang “If I Die Young” as their country song. The judges said the group put a lot of thought and emotion into the performance but there were a few pitch problems.
Urban Method from Denver, CO sang “Here I Go Again” for their rock song but added rapping. The judges said the group took a big chance by adding rapping into the song but they nailed it and gave it a modern sound. Later for their country song they sang “Before He Cheats.” The judges said the group’s performance was awesome.
The all-male a cappella group, Vocal Point from Provo, UT sang “You Really Got Me” as their rock song. The judges said the group’s performance showed their “bad boy” side and that they did a good job. Later, for their country song they sang “Life Is A Highway.” The judges said the group’s performance sounded like a real country music song and it was a good performance.
The judges deliberated and eliminated Delilah from the competition. Before going home, they sang the Destiny’s Child song “I’m A Survivor” as their farewell song.
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